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Pavida Pananond

Thammasat University associate professor

Pavida Pananond is associate professor of International Business at Thammasat Business School, Thammasat University.

Pavida Pananond
23 Aug 2019

Finding a place for Thailand's SMEs

Thailand's economy appears both odd and contradictory. On one hand, it continues to expand in the 3% range, an appealing growth trend by international standards. On the other hand, cursory and anecdotal evidence suggests the Thai economy is mired in a prolonged malaise.

23 Aug 2019 9
Finding a place for Thailand's SMEs
1 Feb 2019

Global headwinds

The Thai economy, is not tanking, despite its political circles and dead ends. But it should be doing better than subpar, and it may be slowing into a sputter.

1 Feb 2019 2
Global headwinds
14 Sep 2018

Trade war's impact

The hope is that Thailand can reap the windfall from relocation of China-based multinationals - but all Asean economies hope for the same gains.

14 Sep 2018 4
Trade war's impact
17 Aug 2018

Trade war comes home

Positive benefits can be expected for agribusiness in Thailand but negative, indirect consequences of the China-US tariff war will be strongly felt.

17 Aug 2018 1
Trade war comes home
18 Jan 2018

Global investment prospects

Prosperity from global economic integration was once a shared goal among advanced and emerging economies, but this can no longer be taken for granted.

18 Jan 2018
Global investment prospects
5 Oct 2017

Role reversal

Who saw this coming? After Prayut-Trump, it's Thailand that's helping the US - with big investments by Thai firms and Thai government purchases.

5 Oct 2017 5
Role reversal
20 Jan 2017

Beyond the rhetoric

Thailand 4.0 consists of cosmetic and superficial policy announcements when what is need is broad-based drive to enact institutional and policy reforms.

20 Jan 2017 1
Beyond the rhetoric
19 May 2016

Exports 2.0

The natural ability of the economy to absorb coups isn't working this time, as military control can't deal with the changes from export-led growth.

19 May 2016
19 Apr 2016

Panama, Thailand

Thailand's high and mighty seem to wish this explosive global scandal would just blow over, but the local consequences must be faced and settled.

19 Apr 2016 1
Panama, Thailand
25 Jan 2016

Encouraging regional exports

The global value chains (GVCs) have become the linchpin of Asean markets and must be expanded to assure economic integration of the AEC.

25 Jan 2016